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Parents say they limit their teen drivers, but teens don't always agree

Teen drivers are at the highest risk for crashes and crash-related fatalities. They are also particularly vulnerable to distractions while driving, such as texting and having multiple passengers in the car.

In our latest NPCH Report, we asked parents of teens 13-18 and the teens themselves about limits placed on driving circumstances that can increase a teen driver’s risk of a crash. Teens say their parents have placed fewer limits on their driving than were reported by their parents. 73% of parents restrict their teens from texting while driving, and 61% of parents do not allow their teens to drive after 10:00 p.m. Read the full report – More parents could be putting the brakes on their teen drivers


Figure 1. Limits placed on teen drivers by parents. Proportion of teens versus parents who report limits

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Kohl’s Cares and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital have developed easy-to-use tools for parents to help teens recognize and prevent the dangers of distracted driving.  Find out how you can help your teens recognize the dangers of distracted driving, and learn to limit distractions in cars they’re driving or riding in at kohlsdrivesmart.org.

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